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The new upgraded Antares rocket is set to be unveiled at Wallops Flight Facility launch pad this week.

If the hot-fire testing of the rocket works out Orbital ATK expects a launch sometime in July.

The Salisbury Daily Times reports that this would be the first liftoff from Wallops since a resupply mission to the International Space Station exploded on the launch pad almost two years ago.

The paper reports that the explosion caused $15 million in damage to the launch pad.

NASA has contracted with both Orbital and SpaceX to bring supplies to the space station.

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The State of Delaware is seeing an increasing number of seniors moving into the state while millennials are moving out.

The Wilmington News Journal reports that three decades ago 30 percent of the First State’s population was between the ages of 18 and 34.

That figure has declined to 23 percent.

In addition, 61 percent of the people born in Delaware now live somewhere else.

The News Journal reports that economists say millennials are looking for a better labor market where the can build their lives.

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DOVER, Del. (AP) - The state Senate is poised to vote this week on a bill banning sales of a popular cough suppressant to anyone under 18.

The legislation to be voted on Tuesday prohibits the sale of dextromethorphan, or DXM, to minors without a prescription.

The measure, which cleared the House unanimously last month, is aimed at youngsters who abuse DXM to get high.

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ROCKVILLE, Md. (AP) - Police say attempted carjackings were the likely motivation at two shooting scenes in suburban Maryland parking lots that left two people dead.

Sixty-two-year-old Eulalio Tordil was arrested Friday after a two-day shooting spree at three separate crime scenes. The first occurred Thursday, when police say Tordil fatally shot his estranged wife, Gladys Tordil, in a high-school parking lot. She had recently obtained a protective order against him and was the first of the three deaths.

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SANDY HOOK, N.J. (AP) - Federal regulators are considering requests from four companies to look for oil and natural gas in the mid-and south Atlantic Ocean by blasting the sea bed with sound waves.

It's an efficient way to look for energy deposits, but environmental groups fear it could harm marine mammals including whales, dolphins and turtles.

The proposed surveying would range from Delaware to Florida.

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The speaker of Brazil's lower house of Congress on Monday annulled last month's vote on the impeachment of embattled President Dilma Rousseff. But shortly afterward, the leader of Brazil's Senate announced he will ignore the lower house leader's decision and press on with the impeachment process.

The political seesawing further complicates the already chaotic struggle for political power in Brazil's government.

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Bernie Sanders has some of the most ambitious and sweeping policy proposals of all the presidential candidates. His campaign has centered on a promise of "revolution."

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The Delaware Symphony Orchestra will take the stage next week at the Grand in downtown Wilmington after being off for the last eight months.

It will be the first in a three-concert classical series.

And, the January 25th concert marks the debut for concertmaster David Southorn.

The Wilmington News Journal reports that he is the orchestra’s permanent first-chair violinist a position that has been vacant for more than two years.

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WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) - The city of Wilmington is offering a break on parking at downtown meters for the holiday season.

Starting on Monday, parking will be free at on-street meters beginning at noon each day. Motorists still have a two hour time limit, however.

The parking break will last through Dec. 31.

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In Delaware voter turnout was light to moderate this morning as residents lined up to cast their ballots in the state’s primaries.

There were reports that balloting was stronger in Wilmington where voters are deciding on who will fill the Mayor’s job as well as most of the city council seats.

Barbara Lippincott, election unit manager with the state, told the Wilmington News Journal that there have been reports of some voters showing up at the wrong polling place due to redistricting.

But she added no votes were lost.

 

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Mayoral hopeful Bill Montgomery pledged to raise taxes during his first year in office if elected to the top job in Wilmington.

The former chief of staff to the current Mayor James Baker predicted there would be a 15 percent hike on property taxes to stave off future rate increases.

The city is facing budget deficits of around $4 million in the next two years.

Montgomery noted that the city has made cuts totaling $11 million with a proposal to eliminate 20 positions over the next 4 years through attrition.

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WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) - Wilmington officials say the number of citations issued by the city's red light camera program jumped 83 percent between fiscal 2011 and fiscal 2012.

City officials tell The News Journal of Wilmington that enhanced enforcement of illegal right turns on red is partially responsible for the spike.

The last of the tents in Wilmington’s Spencer Plaza have disappeared ending that phase of what has become known as Occupy Delaware.

There were more than 20 tents that sprang up nine months ago as temporary homes for the protesters who hung in through the freezing rain and the searing heat.

But yesterday afternoon they were all gone.

Occupy Delaware decided to vacate the plaza a month earlier than was expected under a settlement reached with the city.

Violence has struck the city of Wilmington again.

This time it left three people dead in a wild shooting incident on Sunday night in the town’s Eden Park.

One of those killed was a witness in a four-year-old murder case against a former fugitive who, authorities say, is now charged with gunning him down.

The Wilmington News Journal learned of the connection from police and friends of Herman Curry who was a witness in the 2008 murder of his friend Christopher Palmer at an unlicensed Wilmington nightclub.

Under a deal negotiated with Honeywell International a Wilmington City Council panel moved to approve a $35 million plan for a landfill-gas-fueled plant that would generate power and dry sludge at the city’s regional wastewater plant.

The full council is expected to vote as early as Thursday on the plan for the 20-year construction and operation agreement with the company.

The Wilmington News Journal reports that Honeywell projected that the new operation would save Wilmington a total of $16.7 million by 2034.

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) - Authorities say a teenage boy has been killed and a child has been critically injured in a neighborhood on the city's west side.

Police says the teen was shot in the chest and was found in an alley near the 1500 block of W. Fourth St., between Delamore Place and Rodney Street, on Sunday afternoon. The teen was pronounced dead at a hospital.

Another boy was shot in the stomach and was in critical condition.

Police say no arrests have been made.

The shootings follow a week of violence in the city that has left several dead.

It’s been a bloody week for the city of Wilmington with three violent deaths in the span of 12 hours.

Last night the Wilmington Peacekeepers marched last night through the violence struck neighborhoods stopping along the way to mark the shooting deaths of victims as young as 16.  

The marchers decried the violence that has killed 12 people in Wilmington so far this year at a clip that outpaces the number killed by this time in 2010, which saw a record number of such deaths.

DOVER, Del. (AP) - The Delaware state Senate has refused to reauthorize a gun buyback program set to expire July 1.

Lawmakers last year approved a pilot program that resulted in more than 2,000 weapons being exchanged for prepaid debit cards worth $100 to $200. The buyback event was so popular that officials exhausted the $100,000 allocated by the legislature, and some people were given vouchers to redeem later.

 

DOVER, Del. (AP) - State lawmakers are considering a bill that authorizes the use of speed enforcement cameras in Dover and Wilmington.

The bill was introduced on Tuesday and was to be heard in committee on Wednesday.

The legislation authorizes Dover and Wilmington to establish pilot programs to use cameras to catch motorists speeding in school zones.

The cameras, similar to the red-light cameras found at intersections throughout the state, would record images of vehicles traveling at least 11 miles per hour above the posted speed limit.

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